What makes a good Instagram profile? Is it an organized and cohesive theme? Or are you a fan of a charming and witty personality? Whatever your preference, these profiles possess one tantalizing theme: Toronto. And this is why they’re on our list. Whether they fill your feed with a dizzying array of CN tower shots, snaps of yesterday’s Jays Game or that mosh pit pic at Lee’s, these Instagrammers love this city just as much as us. So just sit back, relax and double tap!
If you aren’t following July Talk, do it right now. These Toronto rockers offer up alluring band photography, intriguing glimpses of their backstage antics and more, shot entirely in black and white. Catch them at Osheaga and Field Trip this summer.
High-saturation and strong contrast photography of Toronto makes @mindz.eye one account to follow. As well as shots of Tdot, Mike’s Instagram features iconic landmarks in NYC. As you scroll through, you might mistake a busy shot of Manhattan’s Chinatown for our very own on Spadina Ave.
If you live and breathe fashion, we’d suggest following @jennifer_cee. As the Art Director of MTV Fora, you’ll find her Instagram to possess unconventional cropping and bizarre yet beautiful outfits in a mix of white and pastels. Models in vintage Maison Margiela pieces shot on 35mm film? Um, YES!
Scarborough native, Lilly Singh (better known as Superwoman) has exploded onto the YouTube scene with over 8.5 million subscribers. Her videos provide hilarious insight on her Punjabi heritage as well as satirical takes on the trials and tribulations of everyday life: i.e. “My Parents Reacting To” and “Types of Kids at School”. She now resides in LA but still reps Toronto posting ‘grams in Raptors gear with the occasional #WeTheNorth tag.
With this talented Toronto photographer, you’ll find your fix of moody GTA landmark shots. Follow @jasonfitzzz for muted colours in the dead of Canadian winter featuring pops of streetcar red for that perfect contrast. Not to mention an abundance of unique CN tower shots, long before Drake made it cool.
If you’re into peonies, aerial shots of pretty latte creations, Chanel bags and glimpses of Toronto Fashion Week, you need to follow @thatssotee. Often sporting designer bags and killer heels, she’ll be your inspiration for your next #ootd post.
Architecture photography is reimagined with @verneho. You’ll catch gorgeous Toronto landmarks cropped perfectly with a dizzying array of clean lines and sharp angles. You’ll definitely be proud to call Toronto home with these unique photographs.
Bright and minimalistic imagery of captivating restaurant interiors in Toronto mixed with fab product shots of cold brew coffees and killer brunches, @thisrenegadelove is the account to follow. She even makes Sugar Beach look like a scene from a Wes Anderson film. It makes us want to head to the Toronto Islands, pronto!
Do you listen to PUP or The Dirty Nil ? Of course you do! Therefore, you need to follow the incredibly talented @yoshi_cooper for some of their seriously epic moments caught on 35mm film. Brace yourself for stills of mosh pits at The Horseshoe, weird and wonderful moments at Long Winter, as well as a plethora of intimate studio sessions. A music nerd’s dream!
Toronto art-pop duo, The Darcys always have their aesthetic on point. Their ‘gram features photo shoot outtakes, in pops of vibrant colour, studio sessions at Revolution Recording and a variety of posts at the Rogers Centre showing support to our beloved Blue Jays. Check out The Darcy’s performing a very special 360-degree for the 100th Collective Arts Black Box Session!
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below and follow @indie88toronto on Instagram to keep up to date with music, news and views from our great city.